Radio Man’s Favourite Flashback by REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon (originally stylized as R.E.O. Speedwagon) is an American rock band from Champaign, Illinois. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s

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Published on July 5, 2020 at 9:06 pm by Radio Man

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. July 6th

IT WAS JULY 6th … when Canadian soprano Sarah Fischer sang 30 minutes of excerpts from Carmen in the first opera telecast by the BBC…
When following on years in supporting radio roles with Rudy Vallee, Paul Whiteman and Edgar Bergen, Judy Canova (pictured) began her own weekly comedy-and-music show on CBS…
When a hidden microphone eavesdropped on unsuspecting people for the first time, as Candid Microphone hit the ABC radio airwaves. Allen Funt was the host…
When Garrison Keeler’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ had its premiere on National Public Radio ….
..and when Karen & Richard Carpenter hosted the debut of their summer series, ‘Make Your Own Kind of Music’, on NBC-TV.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Oprah, Ellen & Kimmel are in BIG Trouble

Young podcaster Jake Kess covers the news about the demise of their  tv shows

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Published on at 2:08 pm by Michael Easton

Former Sonics broadcaster Kevin Calabro steps away from job with Trail Blazers

” I just turned 64 and my wife is 67. We’re in great health, but we’ve got some things happening in family that I want to be a part of. And we got enough acorns in the nest, so I just decided let’s back off for a while.”

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Published on at 10:55 am by Ron Robinson

Hollywood and the Police: A Deep, Complicated and Now Strained Relationship

The entertainment industry has always had close ties with law enforcement, but with talent calling for a clean break, those bonds are more fraught than ever: “It’s just standing up for what we all know is not correct.”

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Published on at 8:34 am by Ron Robinson

Radio Man’s Favourite Flashback by Bruce Hornsby

Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist.[1] He draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions.

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Published on July 4, 2020 at 9:43 pm by Radio Man

50 Years Ago, Casey Kasem Began Counting Down The Hits On American Top 40

On any given week, American Top 40 could feature a ballad, next to a country song, next to a funk song, next to a rock song. The show became a national obsession but 50 years ago, it was considered a risky idea.

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Published on at 9:10 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. July 5th

IT WAS JULY 5th … when Ann Southern starred on CBS Radio as “Maisie” for the first time, beginning a six-year run ….
When “My Favorite Husband”, starring Lucille Ball (pictured), debuted on CBS Radio, laying the groundwork for the redhead’s later superstardom on TV…
When Fred Davis, the longtime host of CBC-TV’s ‘Front Page Challenge’ passed away at age 74 …
When Anne Murray hosted “The Midnight Special” on NBC-TV, singing five songs including “You Won’t See Me,” “Robbie’s Song For Jesus” and “He Thinks I Still Care”….
..and when the pilot episode of the landmark TV comedy”Seinfeld” aired on NBC.
ALL the milestones for the date INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Radio Man’s Favourite Flashback by Chicago – Happy FOURTH of July to our American Friends!

One of Chicago’s greatest song ever!

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Published on at 2:05 pm by Radio Man

Neil Young upset Trump Rushmore event used his song: ‘This is NOT ok with me’

Young made clear once again Friday that he doesn’t like it when one of his songs is used during a public appearance by President Trump.

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Published on at 11:22 am by Ron Robinson